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Key messages on tackling chronic poverty


Social and political action that directly challenges the social orders that perpetuate chronic poverty. 

  • Intergenerational transmission of poverty occurs through different channels in different contexts. The CPRC finds that if inequities, especially those that confront women, in the social, political and economic environment are not addressed, intergenerational poverty will continue to occur.
    Read Chapter 2 (Sec 2) on Intergenerational poverty   

  • Breaking the poverty traps that girls and young women face, as well as achieving gender equality and progressive social change – requires thinking carefully about reforming or dismantling social institutions to address discrimination and deep-rooted inequalities.
    Read Chapter 4 (Sec 3) on Progressive social change